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Buffalo Magazine’s homey HANSA headquarters
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Buffalo Magazine’s homey HANSA headquarters

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HANSA's headquarters offers stylish, comfortable spaces for focus, team collaboration and networking.

Facing a fall packed with special projects and 2022 planning along with our everyday initiatives—and new team members—the Buffalo Magazine crew needed time together to focus and collaborate. 

Enter HANSA, the cool, welcoming coworking space on Ellicott St. downtown. Their private team suite was exactly what we needed, and ready to be customized to be our pop-up headquarters.

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HANSA is outfitted with 5,000-square-feet of shared space featuring all the practicalities we need (printers, kitchenettes) and amenities to keep our team happy and sustained—cozy alcoves, coffee and snacks, and the opportunity to meet and network with fellow coworkers. So when it came to our private team space, we were able to focus on creating an inspiring, collaborative environment without worrying about a lot of logistics or a long-term lease.

To fuel creativity in our pop-up headquarters, we wanted to infuse the comforts of home we’d all been enjoying into HANSA’s sleek, thoughtful workspace designed for productivity—complete with WiFi and 24/7 secured access for members. We turned to a talented lineup of local small businesses to help transform the private suite on the second floor—complete with two offices, a conference room, an open working space and wall of windows—into a space that felt distinctly us.

Function

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We arranged the top-notch desks (included!) into pods that not only opened up the entrance to our space and maximized the views HANSA affords but also let our team easily spin in their ergonomic chairs (also included!) to collaborate. Then we took advantage of the natural corner by the conference room to create a sitting nook with armchairs, ideal for impromptu brainstorms or a comfy spot to write. And in the conference room, offsetting the table opened up the space and showcased the local art by Karle Norman and Rachel Shelton.

Form

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Vintage rugs in deep red hues from The Knotted Fox layer in a dose of texture and personality, and help define the entry and seating nook. A plethora of greenery from Daddy’s Plants instantly enlivens the office—statement plants further reinforcing the flow of the space, and smaller pots adding pops of nature to every workspace. The collection was specifically curated to thrive in our pop-up, which features a skylight and generous indirect sunlight from the east-facing windows.

Scandinavian-inspired pieces from Ró Elmwood, like the armchairs and bar cart, cleverly play off the HANSA aesthetic with texture and warmth. A woven screen in the conference room and earthy accents throughout from Beck + Forth Co. further that homey vibe we wanted to capture. A collection of upbeat Oxford Pennants showcased throughout add those little-something-extra touches of motivation—and Buffalo pride.

Shop Local Lineup

The talented small businesses who helped us bring our home-meets-office vision to life.

Furniture / Ro Homeshop

Greenery / Daddy’s Plants

Rugs / The Knotted Fox

Styling & Accessories / Beck & Forth Co.

Pennants / Oxford Pennant

Art / Karle NormanRachel Shelton


HANSA Workspace

505 Ellicott St., Buffalo • hansaworkspace.com

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